The MISS Foundation's Kindness Project is one way bereaved parents, when they feel ready, can experience the magic of kindness. I love this description of how Dr Joanne Cacciatore started the Kindness Project in memory of her stillborn daughter:
"Dr Jo began to seek out ways to keep Cheyenne's memory alive within her family and to the rest of the world: She wanted to create a quiet legacy. She wanted people to know that Cheyenne existed and, more importantly, she wanted to help change the lives of others because of her presence on this earth."Cheyenne's birthday, July 27, was chosen as the one day in the year when everyone is invited to do an act of kindness. According to the MISS Foundation's fb page: "The idea is to perform random acts of anonymous kindness in your community. A little card is left behind so that the person who benefits from the kindness knows that a precious child's life and death continues to matter. This beautiful movement has helped thousands of families to heal and find positive outlets for their overwhelming grief."
We were given kindness cards by a family from our support network last year and we used one in Toren's name. I say "we" but I was too shy and self-conscious so I made Pete do it! He reported a lovely reaction from the vendor at the farmer's market who helped us do our random act of kindness.